Former Sabah Umno youth chief Yamani Hafez Musa, whose whereabouts are unknown and who has yet to take his oath of office as Member of Parliament, will lose his eligibility to become an MP if he fails to take his oath within the stipulated time.
Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusoff said Yamani, who won the Sipitang parliamentary seat in the 14th General Election, should be aware of his position as detailed in the Federal Constitution.
“He can read the Federal Constitution. He should know his position.
“This cannot go on. If he exceeds the threshold, then obviously the law kicks in.”
It was previously explained by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong that Yamani, who did not get sworn in on July 16 this year along with the other MPs, would lose his eligibility after six months under Article 59 of the Federal Constitution.
Yamani is the son of former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman.
Both Yamani and Musa, who won the Sipitang parliamentary seat and the Sungai Sibuga state seat respectively in GE14, went missing some time after May 9.
Musa recently returned to Malaysia after receiving medical treatment in the United Kingdom and took his oath as Sungai Sibuga assemblyman on Sept 5.
Yamani has yet to be sworn in and nobody seems to know his whereabouts. – The Star